Top Fry Food Festival hosts crowds of happy foodies


Top Fry Cooking Oil hosted the Top Fry Food Festival at Uhuru Gardens, Lang’ata Road, Nairobi. A food lover’s fantasy, the festival enchanted with cooking extravaganzas, an incredible line up of music, and a stunning array of vendors of local and international fare.

Crowds of foodies, restaurant-lovers and chef groupies thronged the venue to sample the finest food that Nairobi has to offer. They were treated to live cooking by renowned Kenyan Chef Raphael who whipped up mouthwatering meals using the simplest of ingredients. The more advanced cooking enthusiasts were shown how to take exotic ingredients and combine them with local elements to produce complex flavours.

There was wholesome fun for the little ones who couldn’t get enough of dancing competitions, arts and crafts, star jumps and bouncing castles. While the toddlers and teens had their fun, adults sampled variety of foods from Swahili dishes, to nyama choma to Indian Cuisine. There was a perfect medley of food and drink as everyone swayed away to hot numbers from the star studded music line up.

Fans couldn’t get enough of the musical stylings of crooner Harry Kimani of “Haiya” fame, and “Fenamenal” Urban Soul chanteuse Fena Gitu. Also weighing in the line up were Diva Atemi, the electrifying Hot Rod Band, Afro-Benga artiste Chris Adwar and his eleven piece “The Villagers Band”. Bilenge Muzika stepped in at some point to remind everyone how to shake a leg Rhumba style. The finale of the day was by Sauti Sol who had everyone on their feet with their famous chart toppers. There’s no doubting why this lot bagged the MTV EMA award for Best African Act.

In a friendly show of “mapambano”, the media had their own cook- off. Capital FM’s Wangui Njoroge went up against Chero Oywa of KTN’s Straight Up Live. The two damsels battled it out in a dinner round of steak and salad with Wangui emerging victorious by a narrow three points.

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